Dr. Garry Pursell is a Visiting Fellow of Australia South Asia Research Centre at the Australian National University. He did his B.Ec from the University of Sydney and his PhD in Economics from the Australian National University. Between 1962 and 1971, he did research and teaching in Australia. In 1971 he joined the World Bank and served in various capacities in the Research Department. He retired from the World Bank in 1996. Dr. Pursell is an internationally reputed trade economist and has published extensively on various aspects of trade issues. His current research interests are international trade with special emphasis on protection and related policies in developing countries; trade policies in India and other South Asian countries; trade and agriculture; trade and industrial organization policies; and export policies of developing countries.